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Pepper Growing Tips – The Complete Guide To Growing Great Peppers

November 7, 2019


Hello everybody!
In today’s episode we’re gonna see how to grow peppers We will go over the growing
techniques, how to fertilize them… how to take care of your pepper plants
and we will also see a lot of varieties of peppers that you can grow.
So sit back and enjoy! There are a lot of pepper varieties
that you can grow in your garden Here are some of those So those are the most common pepper varieties that you will usually grow…so let’s get started! Peppers can be planted in the ground or in containers…they do great in both.
If you’re planting in the ground… You need to start your seeds indoors
Six weeks before the last frost In this episode we will take a look at
planting peppers in containers We will be planting a green bell
pepper variety today the name of the pepper is “Big Bertha” So for a single pepper plant you need a
container About this wide…about 16 inches or so
Gently remove the plant From the provided peat pot
And then what do you wanna do is just Stimulate the roots a little bit
It will cause it to grow really well Make sure you compact and remove the air
around the plant And once that’s done,
all we need to do is put some mulch…
I’m using a guava leaf mulch here You could use any mulch that you want. I just have a lot of guava leaves lying in my backyard And they make pretty good mulch!
Pepper plants need to be staked Now I’m just using a regular stake
that’s found in most of the garden stores If you are in a very windy area you need to secure these stakes
by a couple of more stakes Start the irrigation for your container and make sure it works If you haven’t switched to drip
irrigation yet… Well, maybe it’s time!
It’s a very efficiently way of watering your plants Now we’re going to plant
another pepper plant… this time in a whiskey barrel and because the
whiskey barrel is so big It can easily accommodate two pepper
plants And we’re going to plant my favorite pepper plant
The “Ancho Poblano” The technique of planting these plants is the same For a peat pot that this plant comes in… the instruction says to plant the
pot directly However, I think it’s best if you Remove the peat covering
And stimulate the roots a little bit I have always found that if you stimulate
the roots before planting your plants are gonna do really well So what I’m doing is gently removing
the peat pot from the bottom freeing up those roots And then what I’m gonna do is
push upwards so that the plant comes right out of
the peat pot just loosen up the roots from all sides This plant is ready!
And do the same thing with the other plant One reason I like growing in whiskey
barrels is because it lets you plant two or even three of these medium-sized
pepper plants in one barrel So let’s plant these two pepper plants
making sure that we compact the soil around the plants Just like that make sure that the Roots of the plants are well buried in the soil
And then compact around the roots of the plant and now it’s time to stake them! So another way to stake pepper plants is
by using Long garden stakes And then tie the pepper plants
as they grow Those stakes look good and as the pepper
plant grows… You can add more stakes if you want to So mulching is another important part
of planting your pepper plants The mulch will eventually
decompose and give valuable nutrition to your pepper plants This time again I’m using the
Guava leaf mulch Once a plant has been planted I’m gonna put the drip irrigation sticks
back And now it’s time for the first watering! The first watering of a newly planted plant is very critical and I’m going to
show you exactly what you need to do to make sure you give it adequate nutrition
I have some seaweed extract here… I’m gonna shake it up
and put two tablespoons in this watering can Seaweed has as a lot of minerals that your
plans will love And I’m also gonna take some Fish Fertilizer This is a hydrolyzed Fish Fertilizer It’s of much better quality than the
regular Fish Fertilizer And I’m gonna add two cap fulls of the Fish Fertilizer to this mix And all you need to do now is
Fill this watering can with water And what this plant starting mix will do… …is it will invigorate your plant It’ll make sure it has all the nutrients
that it needs to get to a nice start Fish and Seaweed are
very very useful fertilizers They contain nutrients that all the
plants need You’ll be amazed at what a difference… …the seaweed and fish make once you start
using them Especially with blooms, I think fish
fertilizer works really well for blooms so make sure that you’re giving your plants
a lot of fish fertilizer during the blooming season And that works well for all plants – for
peppers, tomatoes almost any plant that you can imagine Now make sure you water the plants
really well, drenching them completely You want to drench the leaves and the root
area And do this at least two times Pepper plants need to be watered on a regular basis So the drip irrigation system
works very well for pepper plants in containers As far as fertilizing goes,
pepper plants need to be fertilized every three weeks And use a tomato or pepper fertilizer
because they contain calcium And also promote blooms which are
essential for peppers Put two tablespoons of Epsom Salt in a gallon of water and give the pepper
plants a nice bath they will love it! So let’s talk about the diseases and pests
that affect pepper plants Now I’m not gonna talk about… all the diseases and pests…you could
just search the web for that But I will go over the common ones Worms like Tomato Hornworm and Cutworms
are enemies of the pepper plant To get rid of them just use Neem Oil Now blossom end rot is another problem
that affects pepper plants To see how to get rid of blossom end rot
please click the link below and it’ll take you to my video which illustrates how to tackle
blossom end rot Now for the fun part!
The hard work is done… …so let’s watch how we can harvest
different varieties of Peppers in this section of the video Purple Fiesta papers are nice to grow They look great, they taste great that purple color adds some really nice
color to your dishes They give an abundant harvest So I highly recommend growing these
Purple Fiesta papers You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how
good they are Yellow peppers are healthy delicious and very easy to grow in
containers When peppers form, they are green in
color but they eventually change their color to yellow And that’s when you know they’re ready
for harvest If they are partially yellow, don’t worry They were turn yellow completely once you
harvest and keep them at room temperature Now if you have an appetite for very hot pepper Try to grow the Thai pepper variety. Make no mistake – this pepper is Hot! its really Hot!
And especially if you’re making some dishes like
Indian dishes or Thai dishes these peppers will add
really good flavor to your food One good thing about the Thai pepper plant is that Once you grow it, you can keep
growing it year after year… it’s more like a perennial And this plant has been growing for two
years now All I do is every year change the container Loosen the roots and plant it back
And it seems to do very well! Banana peppers are usually not very Hot But they have a very unique taste And that’s what makes them so nice! And Banana peppers are of two types – the
one that you see here is a slightly larger variety the one in yellow
that one And let’s harvest this one and see it’s
actually a pretty big sized Banana pepper The other Banana peppers
are slightly smaller And now let’s harvest
Poblano peppers In my opinion Poblano peppers
have the best combination of heat and taste I just find it quite amazing They taste really good, no matter how you
cook them You can stir fry them
You can fill them with all sorts of things and grill them
they taste really good! that’s my son helping me with the harvest Thank you very much!
And as you can see even this Poblano has been growing in a container, in this whiskey
barrel and the harvest looks pretty good So that pretty much summarizes up this episode I hope you like the tips and I hope you
also like the harvest videos And learn something from it and I’m sure
that after watching this video you’ll be eager to try out all the
different pepper varieties that we have If you liked this video please do
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be sure to leave your comments Do share your experiences with growing
pepper in your garden and that’s all we have in today’s
episode I’ll see you soon until then…Happy Gardening!

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